The woman will plead that she was under the domination of her spouse

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The wife of the couple who allegedly posted a babysitting ad for the purpose of sexually assaulting the children they were babysitting will plead that she was under the domination of her spouse and present a defense of duress to her court case.

In February 2021, the Unit against the Sexual Exploitation of Minors of the Quebec City Police Department succeeded in thwarting a Machiavellian plan which would have targeted the assault of a child by a couple from Quebec City.

< p>Guy Boutin, 48, and Julie Blackburn, 33, were arrested and charged with a rarely brought count of arranging to commit a sexual offense against a child. 

The couple reportedly had a plan in place years ago, then posted an ad on the Kijiji website to offer babysitting services.

The objective was to interfere in families and sexually assault the children under their responsibility.

Photos of a naked girl

The evidence reveals that Julie Blackburn actually kept a six-year-old girl and sent 11 naked photos of the child to her spouse.

The defendant's lawyer, Me Louis Belliard, does not dispute not that these photos found in Blackburn's cell phone are child pornography and that they are production.

He also does not dispute that the 811 photo files found in the couple's house are possession of child pornography, although the criminal lawyer has announced that he will dispute the ownership.

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Me Belliard thus indicated that he was going to present a defense of duress, believing that his client was under the domination of her spouse, Guy Boutin, and “therefore, not responsible” for the charges brought. against her. An expert who met the accused for the trial was thus announced.

The woman will plead that she was under the domination of her spouse< /p> Guy Boutin
Accused

During her arrest, the woman was subjected to an interrogation during which she was delivered to investigators for more than four hours.

It was in connection with this statement that an additional bestiality charge was filed against her.

Julie Blackburn is detained at Leclerc Institution since her arrest.

Her trial will take place at the end of September. Guy Boutin's trial is scheduled for April 2023.

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